Hello, we're Cook and Rose, an acoustic duo from Central Texas. We play original music rooted in folk and blues.

I have stumbled, I have strayed ...  


We've been working away this summer and have completed a new song from the high desert, Bone Dry.

The Dream Up There, an original song about unexpected turns of events is getting closer and closer... 

Plus, we're excited about adding a couple of great folk and blues songs to our songbook: Buddy and Julie Miller's "A Wide River to Cross," and Blind Willie Johnson's "You Got to Treat a Stranger Right."

Work, for the night is coming ... 

We've been working on new songs about the challenges of living in the high desert. One song is a companion piece to "Flight Risk" that's going to feature a harmonium instrumental. Another song is about reimagining yourself -- about the improbability and joy in finding a new life after you'd given up.  

We're about three songs away from getting back to recording and finishing our second album. Since we're immersed in creative monastic mode, we decided not to go out on tour this summer.

Back Home in Taos 

We had a great time on our six-week tour of Texas, our home state. It was wonderful to visit old haunts and see friends during wildflower time, and we especially enjoyed playing for the first time in Galveston and Amarillo.

Now we're resting up and getting ready for our performance at the Adobe Bar in Taos May 16th. We’re working on performances in Colorado and in the Midwest this summer and getting ready to move back to Austin in the fall.

Getting ready for our Texas tour 

We're off to Texas in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to play our home state.

Here's our tour so far:

* Lubbock. The Local Bar and Grill. March 21st
* Bee Cave. Woody's Tavern. March 24th
* San Marcos. Wake the Dead Coffee House. March 26th
* San Antonio. Fralo's Pizza.. March 28th
* Spring. Crescent Moon Wine Bar. March 30th

* Galveston. The Mod. April 8th
* San Antonio. The Cove. April 10th
* Houston. Supper Happy Fun Land. April 14th
* Dallas. Bill's Records. April 16th
* Amarillo. The 806. April 28th

* Lubbock. Bash Riprock's. May 2nd

For details, check our Calendar.

City of Clay  

We've been working on a new album, City of Clay. Here's the rough mix of our song called "Sugar of Carquinez," recorded at Gung Ho studio.. 

Christopher on guitar and vocals, Emmy on harmonium and vocals, the incomparable Gracin Dorsey on cello, and Billy Barnett on second guitar.

Update! As we head into the studio in early April, we've changed the title of our album to "The Lonesome American."
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Back in Taos 

6,179 miles - 6 states - 12 shows - and finally back home.

√   Boulder, CO: The Laughing Goat
√   Lyons, CO: Oskar Blues
√   Salt Lake City, UT: Ditta Caffe
√   Boise, ID: Sockeye Grill and Brewery
√   Ogden, UT: Lighthouse Lounge/Ogden Unplugged
√   KRBX Radio Boise
√   Boise, ID: The District Coffee House (to benefit orphanages in India)
√   Eugene, OR: Recording at Gung Ho Studio
√   Eugene, OR. Cowfish
√   Salem, OR: Broadway Coffeehouse
√   Santa Cruz, CA: Streetlight Records
√   San Francisco, CA: Revolution Cafe
√   San Luis Obispo, CA. Linnaea's Cafe

Our favorite places were Boise, Idaho, Pizmo Beach, California, and oddly, Los Angeles.
 

Previous events

The Rock Radio

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97.3 / 107.9 FM

We are featured on The Rock radio in Morro Bay, California. Our call-in segment will be on Tuesday Lunch with Abe from 4:30-4:50 pm CST. Live streaming at www.esterobayradio.org

Altadena, CA

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The Coffee Gallery, 2025 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Bang the Drum, 950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Live radio performance

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Radio KEBF-FM 97.3 and KZSR-FM 107.9, 695 Harbor Blvd, Morro Bay

Live radio performance on Lunch with Abe.

Morro Bay, CA

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Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero # 5, Morro Bay, CA 93442

San Luis Obispo

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Linnaea's Cafe, 1110 Garden St, , San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Paso Robles, CA

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Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Monterey, CA

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Caffe Trieste, 409 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA

San Francisco, CA

Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

We're returning to the Rite Spot, playing from 9-11 p.m.

Menlo Park, CA

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Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park, CA

Please note this is a time change - we're playing from 7-9:30 at Zoe's.

Menlo Park, CA

The Coffee Shop and Music Lounge, 1095 Cloud Ave, Menlo Park, CA

All-ages show, no cover. Located inside Bethany Lutheran Church.

Benecia, CA

The Rellik Tavern, 726 First St,, Benicia, CA

We're pleased to be playing in Benecia, where Christopher once lived and the setting of several of our songs. Performance is from 7-10 p.m.

San Francisco, CA

Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

We're playing at the Rite Spot from 9-11 p.m.

San Francisco, CA

Simple Pleasures Cafe, 3434 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

We're happy to return to Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz to play our second in-store performance.

San Francisco, CA

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The Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Newberg, OR

The Coffee Cottage, 808 E Hancock St. , Newberg, OR. 97132

Music at the Coffee Cottage from 7-8:30 p.m.

Snoqualmie, WA

Black Dog Arts Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. SE, , Snoqualmie, WA 98065

All ages.

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